Bay Area Kickoff Meetings Quick Hitters

Monday was the Bay Area College Football Luncheon held in San Francisco. Representatives from Cal, Stanford, and San Jose State were on hand to talk about the upcoming season. Here are a few quick-hitters from SJSU head coach Dick Tomey and seniors Kyle Reed and Carl Ihenacho, who spoke to the media prior to the luncheon.

Kickoff for San Jose State is just over a month away and head coach Dick Tomey joined seniors Kyle Reed and Carl Ihenacho in representing SJSU at the Bay Area Football Kickoff Luncheon on Monday in San Francisco. Here are some of the highlights of what they said to the media prior to the luncheon.

San Jose State head Coach Dick Tomey:

  • The quarterback spot is battle between Kyle Reed and Jordan La Secla
  • There is a possibility both QBs will see playing time at the beginning of the season
  • SJSU is the third-winningest program in the WAC over the past three seasons
  • This team has the potential to be the best at SJSU since he's been here
  • Terry Malley has made a huge difference for the offense
  • The opening schedule gives the team a chance to really see what the team needs to work on
  • The staff is recruiting better players. Having three Spartans chosen in the last NFL draft has helped as has better evaluation

    Senior Quarterback Kyle Reed:

    • Feels like the starting spot is his to lose
    • Improvement on last season's 6-6 record is going to be the responsibility of the offense
    • Feels the senior leadership will be a major contribution to a better 2009
    • One of the top priorities is finishing
    • Team is excited about playing USC and being on the big stage
    • Wants to be remembered as a hard-working, blue collar type player
    • Has done lots of film work and conditioning over the summer
    • Loves Terry Malley and feels like he's already a better QB because of their relationship
    • Out of conference schedule will be a big help going into the Western Athletic Conference season, barring injuries
    • Feels like the offensive line has matured and understands what is expected of them going into 2009

    Senior defensive end Carl Ihenacho:

    • Senior class has high goals for their final season
    • Off-season summer workouts were attended by more players than prior years
    • Learned a lot from last year - lots of conditioning at the end of summer drills
    • No change in strength training but more emphasis on conditioning to lessen injuries

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